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File:United States Postal Service (emblem).png|thumb|The full eagle logo, used in various versions from 1970 to 1993 The '''United States Postal Service''', also known as the '''Post Office''', '''U.S. Mail''', or '''Postal Service''', often abbreviated as '''USPS''', is an Independent agencies of the United States government|independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing mail|postal service in the United States. It is one of the few government agencies Postal Clause|explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution. The U.S. Mail traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first United States Postmaster General|postmaster general. The United States Post Office Department|Post Office Department was created in 1792 from Franklin's operation, elevated to a Cabinet of the United States|cabinet-level department in...
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